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Dan Uggla rejoins the Braves after Lasik eye surgery

Dan Uggla

Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) bats after the game in a baseball game Friday, June 14, 2013 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Joh Bazemore)


Dan Uggla is back from the disabled list 15 days after undergoing Lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems that plagued him all season.

Before the surgery Uggla hit .186 with a league-high 146 strikeouts and was basically helpless after the All-Star break with a .133 batting average and 30 strikeouts in 24 games. He played two minor-league rehab games at Triple-A after the surgery, going 2-for-7 with a homer and four strikeouts. So ... who knows.

It’ll be hard for Uggla to hit any worse than he did before the surgery or be less productive than fill-in Elliot Johnson.

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